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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049181/recurrent-multiple-organ-involvement-of-disseminated-alveolar-echinococcosis-in-3-patients-case-report
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Leilei Xu, Sikandaer Siyiti, Xinghua Song, Hao Wen, Liwen Ding, Akbar Yunus, Zheng Tian, Chong Wang, Jiangtao Chen
RATIONALE: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a rare but highly malignant form of echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. There have been very few reports on multiple-organ AE, especially AE in bones. Here we report 3 rare cases of disseminated multiple-organ AE from western China and its neighboring areas. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1 had back and left hip pain, headache, and weakness in left lower limb, often with minor epilepsy and fluctuation of blood pressure...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049120/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-outpatient-medication-management-in-chronic-pain
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Christopher R Abrecht, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, James P Rathmell, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Opioids are frequently used in chronic pain management but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in some patient populations. An important avenue for identifying complications-including serious or rare complications-is the study of closed malpractice claims. The present study is intended to complement the existing closed claims literature by drawing on claims from a more recent timeframe through a partnership with a large malpractice carrier, the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO)...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042816/incidence-and-predictive-factors-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-treatment-after-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Merja Vakkala, Voitto Järvimäki, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää, Seppo Alahuhta
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is recommended for the treatment of postsurgical chronic back and leg pain refractory to other treatments. We wanted to estimate the incidence and predictive factors of SCS treatment in our lumbar surgery cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three questionnaires (a self-made questionnaire, the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire, and the Beck Depression Inventory) were sent to patients aged 18-65 years with no contraindications for the use of SCS, and who had undergone non-traumatic lumbar spine surgery in the Oulu University Hospital between June 2005 and May 2008...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039154/severe-headache-following-ozone-therapy-pneumocephalus
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Hüseyin Toman, Uğur Özdemir, Hasan Ali Kiraz, Nurettin Lüleci
Pneumocephalus is defined as air in the cranial cavity. Pneumocephalus can result from inadvertent dural puncture during lumbar epidural anesthesia or epidural steroid injection. Presently described is case of 41-year-old woman who had undergone lumbar disc hernia operation but due to ongoing complaints, was diagnosed as having failed back surgery syndrome. Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty was performed. In the operating room, under sterile conditions and under sedoanalgesia, Racz catheter was inserted in caudal area and guided to epidural area with scope...
July 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038870/chiropractic-care-and-risk-for-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-population-based-self-controlled-case-series-study
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Cesar A Hincapié, George A Tomlinson, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Alejandro R Jadad, J David Cassidy
PURPOSE: Chiropractic care is popular for low back pain, but may increase the risk for acute lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Low back pain is a common early (prodromal) symptom of LDH and commonly precedes LDH diagnosis. Our objective was to investigate the association between chiropractic care and acute LDH with early surgical intervention, and contrast this with the association between primary care physician (PCP) care and acute LDH with early surgery. METHODS: Using a self-controlled case series design and population-based healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada, we investigated all adults with acute LDH requiring emergency department (ED) visit and early surgical intervention from April 1994 to December 2004...
October 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037934/the-primary-diagnosis-and-the-coexisting-anxiety-disorders-have-no-impact-on-the-additional-surgical-procedure-after-spinal-cord-stimulators-implantation-an-analysis-of-11-029-patients
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Koji Tamai, Zorica Buser, Christopher Wang, Permsak Paholpak, Hiroaki Nakamura, Jeffrey C Wang, Patrick C Hsieh
Studies have demonstrated superior outcomes and cost effectiveness of the spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes such as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, little is known about the impact of primary diagnosis or mental disorders on the revision rate. This is the Retrospective cohort study to analyze the reintervention rates based on the primary diagnosis or comorbid mental disorder. Data of the annual trends of SCS use, revision and removal rate of SCS and additional surgical rate after removal was collected and analyzed for patients undergoing SCS between 2007 and 2015, within a private insurance billing database...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037186/comparison-of-serum-markers-for-muscle-damage-surgical-blood-loss-postoperative-recovery-and-surgical-site-pain-after-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-with-percutaneous-pedicle-screws-or-traditional-open-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Hirotaka Haro
BACKGROUND: The benefits of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as a minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis have been unclear. We sought to evaluate the invasiveness and tolerability of XLIF with percutaneous pedicle screws (PPS) compared with traditional open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF). METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients underwent open PLIF and 46 consecutive patients underwent single-staged treatment with XLIF with posterior PPS fixation for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, and were followed up for a minimum of 1 year...
October 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037072/high-perceived-caregiver-burden-for-relatives-of-patients-following-hip-fracture-surgery
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Patrocinio Ariza-Vega, Mariana Ortiz-Piña, Morten Tange Kristensen, Yolanda Castellote-Caballero, José Juan Jiménez-Moleón
PURPOSE: To determine the profile of the main informal caregivers, the evolution of the caregiver burden, and the influencing factors of caregiver burden at 1-year after hip fracture surgery. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, a total of 172 informal caregivers of patients were interviewed at four points during 1 year following hip fracture surgery in a regional hospital in southern Spain. The perceived caregiver burden was assessed using the Caregiver Strain Index (0-13 points)...
October 16, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035775/avoiding-the-pocket-a-case-report-of-coiling-of-distal-shunt-catheter-into-subcutaneous-pocket
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Richard Justin Garling, Sandeep Sood, Carolyn Anne Harris
INTRODUCTION: Hydrocephalus is one of the most common disorders of neurosurgery and ventricular shunting, the primary surgical intervention, malfunctions in 85% of patients by 10 years. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we present a case of a 12-year-old girl with history of a vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) and ventricular shunt, most recently revised from ventriculoatrial (VA) to ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt at an outside hospital. The patient presented with a new left chest bulge, nausea, emesis, and seizures...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034023/retrograde-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-stent-grafting-for-stanford-type-b-aortic-dissection-with-severe-limb-ischemia
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Yoshiro Higuchi, Masato Tochii, Yoshiyuki Takami, Akihiro Kobayashi, Tsutomu Yanagisawa, Kentaro Amano, Yusuke Sakurai, Michiko Ishida, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Koji Hattori, Yasushi Takagi
We report a rare case of retrograde Stanford type A aortic dissection after endovascular repair for complicated Stanford type B aortic dissection. A 45-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of back pain and was transferred to our hospital. Computed tomography demonstrated acute Stanford type B aortic dissection with lower limb ischemia. Emergency endovascular surgery was planned for repair of the Stanford type B aortic dissection. The patient suddenly developed recurrent chest pain 10 days after the initial procedure...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033819/an-unusual-presentation-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-leading-to-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Ali Didan, Alan Donnelly, Hock Chua
This is a report of an atypical presentation of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) in a 26-year-old male who had a negative septic screen. The patient had a life-threatening presentation requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission for vasopressor support. It was thought that the likely cause of circulatory collapse was an overwhelming cytokine reaction or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) secondary to extensive PG lesions rather than septic shock. The patient presented with multiple large ulcers, the largest being 4 cm in diameter on the central chest...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032762/a-review-of-evolutionary-and-cyclical-changes-in-the-surgical-approach-to-aortic-valve-disease
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Marco Piciche, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Roberto Lorusso, Francesco Musumeci
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve surgery is no exception to the general rule that history is a cycle in many fields. This manuscript aims to assist readers in transitioning from past to present and on into the future within the field of aortic valve surgery. METHODS: The existing literature has been examined, including old and modern articles published on pubmed, old articles non visible on pubmed, old and recent books on the history of medicine, looking for similarities and repetitions in techniques and surgical approaches to the aortic valve in the past and the current times...
October 9, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030346/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-aortic-dissection-detection-risk-score-plus-d-dimer-for-acute-aortic-syndromes-the-advised-prospective-multicenter-study
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Peiman Nazerian, Christian Mueller, Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Bernd A Leidel, Sibilla Anna Teresa Salvadeo, Francesca Giachino, Simone Vanni, Karin Grimm, Múcio T Oliveira, Emanuele E Pivetta, Enrico Lupia, Stefano Grifoni, Fulvio Morello
Background -Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) are rare and severe cardiovascular emergencies with unspecific symptoms. For AAS, both misdiagnosis and over-testing are key concerns, and standardized diagnostic strategies may help physicians to balance these risks. D-dimer (DD) is highly sensitive for AAS, but is inadequate as a standalone test. Integration of pre-test probability assessment (PPA) with D-dimer (DD) testing is feasible, but the safety and efficiency of such diagnostic strategy are currently unknown...
October 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030279/posterior-cranial-vault-distraction-osteogenesis-in-craniofacial-surgery-technical-note
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Q de Kerangal, A Paré, A Joly, N Travers, D Goga, B Laure
INTRODUCTION: Posterior cranial vault distraction is a treatment for intracranial hypertension in certain cases of craniosynostosis and faciocraniosynostosis. It allows the harmonisation of the skull back and prevents turricephaly. This study presents the surgical technique. TECHNICAL NOTE: Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis consists of a circular osteotomy of the skull back. Four distractors are placed on the cranial flap without detachment of the dura mater...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028758/mr-neurography-of-lumbosacral-plexus-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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Riham Dessouky, Mohammed Khaleel, Dalia N Khalifa, Hazim I Tantawy, Avneesh Chhabra
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical case series. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of MRN of lumbosacral plexus in management of patients with FBSS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is one of the major problems in health care, affecting up to 40% of patients following spine surgery. To date, no imaging modality has been used to effectively classify nerve compression, since nerve injuries are challenging to detect on conventional lumbar spine MRI...
October 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026234/compliance-with-the-guide-for-commissioning-oral-surgery-an-audit-and-discussion
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O Modgill, A Shah
Introduction The Guide for commissioning oral surgery and oral medicine published by NHS England (2015) prescribes the level of complexity of oral surgery and oral medicine investigations and procedures to be carried out within NHS services. These are categorised as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3A and Level 3B. An audit was designed to ascertain the level of oral surgery procedures performed by clinicians of varying experience and qualification working in a large oral surgery department within a major teaching hospital...
October 13, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026131/mechanical-stress-induces-elastic-fibre-disruption-and-cartilage-matrix-increase-in-ligamentum-flavum
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Kazunori Hayashi, Akinobu Suzuki, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Hidetomi Terai, Kentaro Yamada, Masatoshi Hoshino, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Shinji Takahashi, Koji Tamai, Shoichiro Ohyama, Akgar Javid, Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Maruf Mohammad Hasib, Hiroaki Nakamura
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is one of the most frequent causes of low back pain and gait disturbance in the elderly. Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy is the main pathomechanism of LSS, but the reason for its occurrence is not clearly elucidated. In this study, we established a novel animal model of intervertebral mechanical stress concentration and investigated the biological property of the LF. The LF with mechanical stress concentration showed degeneration with elastic fibres disruption and cartilage matrix increase, which are similar to the findings in hypertrophied LF from patients with LSS...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026048/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
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S Sc Wong, C W Chan, C W Cheung
Spinal cord stimulation provides analgesia through electrical stimulation of the dorsal column of the spinal cord via electrode leads placed into the epidural space. In traditional tonic stimulation, a painful sensation is replaced with paraesthesia. Spinal cord stimulation is effective in reducing neuropathic pain, enhancing function, and improving quality of life in different chronic pain conditions. Currently, there is most evidence to support its use for failed back surgery syndrome when multidisciplinary conventional management is unsuccessful...
October 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023532/risk-factors-for-gallstones-and-kidney-stones-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Stefania Fagagnini, Henriette Heinrich, Jean-Benoît Rossel, Luc Biedermann, Pascal Frei, Jonas Zeitz, Marianne Spalinger, Edouard Battegay, Lukas Zimmerli, Stephan R Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Michael Scharl, Benjamin Misselwitz
BACKGROUND: Gallstones and kidney stones are known complications of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Risk factors have been insufficiently studied and explanatory studies date back up to 30 years. It remains unclear, whether improved treatment options also influenced risk factors for these complications. OBJECTIVES: Identifying risk factors for gallstones and kidney stones in IBD patients. METHODS: Using data from the Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study we assessed associations of diseases characteristics with gallstones and kidney stones in univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses...
2017: PloS One
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